2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.S.

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The accounting major is selected by students wishing to pursue a career in management accounting or in public accounting leading to the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. The integration of business law, taxation, and finance into the program requirements provides the necessary academic background to meet the challenges of the accounting profession.

Students earning a B.S. degree in accounting are required to complete 121 credits, including the university core curriculum (40 credits) and the business program core (30 credits).    Further clarification and additional requirements are outlined below:

University Core Curriculum: 40 credits

Majors that comply with the College of Business (CoB) core will complete the 40-credit University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:

  • Core Competency 3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Literacy
  • Competency 3.1:  MATH 1108  - College Mathematics (or equivalent or higher)
  • Competency 3.2:  QANL 2216  - Statistics
  • Core Competency 5 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Competency 5.2: ECON 1134  - Principles of Economics II
  • Core Competency 7 - The Individual and Society
  • Competency 7.2:  ECON 1133  - Principles of Economics I

Majors that comply with the College of Business (CoB) core are not restricted in the way that the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied.


For all accounting majors, ACCT 2250 - Accounting Information Systems  replaces QANL 3343 - Management Information Systems  in the business program core.

Free Electives: 27 credits

  • 27 credits chosen in consultation with the advisor.

These credits can provide advanced material, either in the major or in course work, which reflects emerging issues of importance.  Students should consult with their academic adviser for course selection.

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